15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Bike Rental - by Carfield will thrill your kids. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pargas Church (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Turku. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 18:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Katanpaa and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Nagu

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar, Korpo Church, &more).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagu journey maker website.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Nagu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nagu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rosala road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Rosala takes 3.5 hours. In July in Rosala, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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